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Secluded, Stream & Pond Near Portland, Oregon Wine Country & Oregon Coast

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Convenient location and spectacular setting in the Coast Mountains of Oregon at the north end of the world famous wineries in Oregon wine country.


* Mountain stream with rippling waterfall right behind house

* Large natural pond with waterfall

* View of stream from almost every room in the house

* Trout fishing in stream

* 5 acres: wooded and secluded with huge cedar and fir trees


* 3 wineries within 5 minutes

* More than 25 world class wineries within 30 minutes

* 15 minutes to one of the best salmon fishing rivers in the US - Wilson River

* 40 minutes to Tillamook and the gorgeous Oregon coast

* 55 minutes to Cannon Beach and the Northern Oregon coast

* 40 minutes to downtown Portland

* Hiking trails abound from the property

* Bike riding on scenic mountain byways


* 4 bedrooms

* 2 full baths

* Fireplace in master bedroom

* Fireplace in living room

* Wood stove in family room

* Sip wine on the decks overlooking stream and pond

* Sleeps up to 8

* Cable TV, DVD player

* Washer, dryer

* Fully furnished

* Fall asleep listening to the stream and crackling fireplace

Keywords: Portland, Oregon, Oregon Wineries, Oregon Coast, Wilson River Salmon Fishing

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 8, 2017

About John

Welcome to our beautiful home in the coast mountains of Oregon.

John purchased this house in 1976

Why John chose Oregon

We bought the property as an escape. Yet it's close to the beach and Portland.

What makes this house unique

Seclusion. Beautiful setting. Very relaxing. Love going to sleep listening to the stream.

Great location for travel to Oregon wine country, the beach and the city of Portland.


Gales Creek House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
Pond, trout fishing, secluded, large cedar trees, close to wine country, wineries, salmon fishing Wilson River , Oregon coast.


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

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Secluded, Stream & Pond Near Portland, Oregon Wine Country & Oregon Coast
average rating of 4.2 based on 25 reviews

Ummm...not a do over. Beautiful Location. Filthy House.

  • 1 of 5

beautiful location but the place itself was FILTHY... I spent 3 days Cleaning so my family was safe. You literally are instructed to clean up everything yourself before you leave, and I do mean EveryThing...and it was REALLY obvious no one had washed the sheets/bathrooms/dishes/floors, etc cripes, in Forever! Seriously, I doubt the carpets have been vacuumed in 18 years. YUCK!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Guest, Katie Brown, was very positive about at our home. She sent me a very nice VRBO note right after her stay on December 14th, 2016 that said: "THANK YOU FOR A MOST PEACEFUL AND RELAXING WEEKEND" Her comments were only positive. Now six months after she stayed at our home, she posts a vicious, negative review. My wife and I are absolutely dumbfounded. Did she recently stay at another VRBO rental and accidently post a negative review to our home? The contradiction of comments and the timeline, doesn't make sense, being so positive six months ago and this posting Of the 25 reviews from our guests, 16 have been 5/5 and another 4 are 4/5 making 20 of 25 very positive ratings. The reason for the couple poor ratings was because we were out of town and not able to check between guests. We now have a professional cleaning lady to clean the house between guests and make sure that everything is 110% ready for you. If you want a home to getaway in a beautiful, secluded setting this is it. If you want a "citified" 5 star hotel, our home is not what you are looking for. You will love your stay at our home as 20 of 25 guests have. Please call us at 503.784.5772 if you have any questions. Thank you very much for your consideration. WELCOME!
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The scenery and land is so beautiful!

  • 3 of 5

The cars on the property take away from the forest experience,and I think some comfort and aesthetic upgrades as far as bedding would add to the overall look of the awesome house,but overall it was well worth the trip and the experience. I thank the Marlings for allowing us to visit their forest home!!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location of this house we wanted to stay close to the coast for the 4th but not pay an arm and a leg! We've used homeaway before and will again this place was secluded, spacious and well kept. Water is from a well so it's slightly discolored and gets air in the line but not a big issue. The house looked clean it smelled a little musty but we opened the windows and it aired out quickly. The beds were comfy the bathrooms clean we didn't find it to be a big deal to wash linens as we do this at our own cabin. We loved being able to spread out and not be on top of each other and my kids and nieces had a great time exploring out back! (Ages 12-5) all in all we would highly recommend and we would be willing to stay again if we are in the area! Thanks for letting us into your home and make memories we won't soon forget!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jacksonville, FL

Quiet, secluded and very roomy.

  • 5 of 5

This is a convenient place to stay when in the Portland area if you want to be out of the hubbub of the city. Convenient to areas of siteseeing, shopping and good places to eat. The cabin is roomy and has 4 bedrooms for room to spread out. Don't want to eat out, there is a kitchen for cooking and a grill for grilling. The stream in the back makes a nice back drop noise for sleeping when the windows are open. Deck off of the kitchen and living rooms make wonderful places to sip coffee or sit in a quiet place for reading or just enjoying nature.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jacksonville, FL

Coming back again.

  • 5 of 5

It has been five years since we rented this cabin but this year we will be returning in April. We are very excited. We fell in love with the cabin, the grounds and the location the first time we were there. We feel as if we are coming home to a second home. For those of you looking for a great place to stay this should definitely be on your list. The cabin is large and roomy. Unlike a hotel, you can stretch out, get comfortable and use all of the amenities to suite your needs. We loved having the choice to eat out or cook in. We combined two families (4 adults) last time and this year we are adding one more adult with us, comfortably. I am so looking forward to coffee in the quiet morning on the deck. On a scale of 1 - 5 this cabin is on the upper end of 5 for us. Great thanks to the owners that share this opportunity with others.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Redondo Beach, CA

Property has potential but needs attention

  • 1 of 5

I hate to leave a bad review, but if only we'd known before hand what we were getting ourselves into...The September 7, 2014 review is dead on. This property definitely has potential, but it needs love. It is clearly time to bring in a property manager to make sure it is ready for guests in that it is clean and things aren't broken. Walking into cobwebs and daddy long legs at 1:00 a.m. on our arrival creeped out the teens, that and the musty smell. There were floaters in the toilets which turns out is algae from the toilet tanks. Bedspreads are torn and stained. Pillows drooled all over. The master bedroom closet door was off and inside the closet. The master bedroom door handle was loose and the door didn't close. The water dispenser was leaking. The tubs didn't drain and my husband had to use a coat hanger to clean out the drains of hair. And the teens claimed their hair smelled like chicken broth after taken a shower.

I think what upset me most was in reviewing the guest book there are complaints about maintenance and cleanliness dating back to 2011.

The owner did refund a portion of each day's rent, but personally I would rather have had a clean home to return to each day after moving our daughter into Pacific University.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These guests shared their concerns shortly after arriving. We apologized and did everything we could to immediately address their concerns. The previous guests who also have a VRBO rental ASSURED us that everything was 100% ready for these guests. They sure let us down. We have addressed each of the stated concerns. Those expecting 5-Star lodging will be disappointed. Please do not rent our Coast Mountain home if expect perfection. If you want a quiet retreat in a secluded setting and very comfortable accomodatdions, you will be very happy with our home. Please read all the great reviews. Thank you.
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Great location for access to Oregon Wine Country, Beach and City.

Gourmet restaurant close by; chef was opening chef @ Belagio in Las Vegas


Rates & Availability

Gales Creek House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundble Clean-Security $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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